• Forum Selection Clauses: What a Difference an "Of" Makes
  • December 14, 2009 | Author: John Nadolenco
  • Law Firm: Mayer Brown LLP - Los Angeles Office
  • In a ruling that may be of interest to any company that includes forum selection clauses in its agreements--especially in agreements with consumers--the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently ruled that a clause selecting the "courts of Virginia" meant the parties agreed to litigate only in Virginia state courts, not its federal courts.